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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
"Unearthly" by Cynthia Hand
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
I loved this book. I loved the characters, the world, the mythology...And boy did I love Tucker :0) I'm the type of person who will sit down and finish a book in one night, but I liked living in this world so much I made myself be patient. I'm glad I did, because I would have regretted rushing through this one.
This book was so full of great characters. Clara was awesome, of course, but so were her friends. I loved how they weren't relegated to the background with nothing much going on. Angela reminded me of friends I had in highschool, in your face, but a little mysterious. I can't wait for the next one, so I can find out more about Clara's mom. There is obviously so much more going on there, over a hundred years of history just waiting to be told :0) And the boys...both of them were great in their own ways, but I'm definitely partial to a cowboy! I especially liked how the relationship grew, it wasn't just instant. I like Christian, too, but I don't really feel like we know much about him yet. And it seems like what we've learned so far is pretty superficial. Bah! Typing this out just makes me want the next book more!
Oh, for Christmas this year I'd like wings please, Thanks :0)